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Topic: "When In Doubt, Go To The Library" Altered Mini Tin  (Read 2959 times)
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« on: June 27, 2014 08:47:41 AM »

My partner in the recent mini altered tin swap, Alexampersandra, is a librarian and fellow book-lover. I knew right away that I needed to make something library inspired for her tin. While looking for a good library quote I stumbled across the perfect one - and BONUS it's from my favorite book series. Luckily, my partner likes Harry Potter as well. I made the tin into a tiny library bookcase. The shelves are painted cardboard. The books covers are painted cardboard as well with polymer clay used to make the inside pages. I covered the interior and exterior with scrapbook paper. I designed the silhouette of Hermione in Photoshop and then cut it out with my Silhouette SD craft cutter machine. The silhouette is mounted to the top of the tin using wire.

The back of the tin has a wall hanger so it can be hung on the wall, there's also a magnet so it can go on the fridge.

The quote is from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Because that's what Hermione does, said Ron, shrugging. When in doubt, go to the library.

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014 09:02:42 AM »

Lovely tin and absolutely perfect quote.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014 02:49:28 PM »

You did a truly outstanding job on this!  The whole feel of it is just marvelous.

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    « Reply #4 on: June 28, 2014 06:05:26 PM »

    I really liked this when I first saw it then the Harry Potter reference kicked it up to love  Cheesy
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    « Reply #5 on: June 28, 2014 07:11:08 PM »

    I was wondering how you did the silhouette!  Love it!
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    « Reply #6 on: July 01, 2014 05:49:01 AM »

    I love that her sign looks like a chalkboard! Awesome job as always, tmlp.
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    « Reply #7 on: July 01, 2014 08:05:09 AM »

    Thanks everyone! Cheesy I loved making this little tin. I really do have to use my silhouette machine, way, way more. It's such a fab machine.
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    « Reply #8 on: July 01, 2014 08:26:29 AM »

    I love this tin!
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    « Reply #9 on: August 22, 2014 11:22:38 AM »

    Wow!  I love this.  Such a clever idea and one of my favourite philosophies  Grin
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